An Energy-efficient Danfoss

  • Energy efficiency is a focal point of what Danfoss does. We supply some of the most innovative solutions available to help customers save energy, and we are all set to take our own initiatives a step further with Danfoss’ Climate Strategy 2030, which focuses on our own business processes, production and buildings.

    Danfoss Climate strategy goals

    • Halving the amount of energy Danfoss uses. This means that in 2030, we will only consume 12 MWh for every million DKK of net sales instead of the 24 MWh consumed in 2007. 
    • Halving the CO2 emissions of the energy actually used. This will bring down the CO2 intensity to 160g CO2 per kWh from 320g CO2 per kWh. 
    • This includes reducing the energy intensity by 3% every year from 2017 and the CO2 emissions per consumed MWh energy by 5%.

    A broad range of ongoing and new initiatives focusing on Danfoss’ own energy efficiency will help drive progress forward.

     

    Ongoing projects drive results

    • We are already on the right track; from 2007 to 2014, the turnover of the Danfoss Group increased by 55%, while energy consumption relative to sales decreased by 29%.
    • Energy-saving projects at our largest global sites have helped achieve this. The projects generate an average reduction of energy consumption of 25-30%. 
    • Gas consumption has been reduced by 20% at the factory in Nordborg, and there is a potential for further energy savings of up to 40%.
    Examples of drivers that accelerate progress
    • Optimizing heating, ventilation and cooling systems with Danfoss’ own products 
    • Using heat recovery: Old ventilation systems are replaced with state-of-the-art heat-recovery systems, which enable hot air from process exhausts to be reused to heat production halls instead of being lost.
    • Moving forward on an energy-mapping project that was started in 2013 as part of a global energy-saving program. We are intensifying the effort to energy-optimize the Group’s buildings across the world. The goal is to reduce the energy consumption taking place at our 22 largest factories. 
    • Focusing on production line processes to identify potential for more reductions of energy consumption
    • Introducing more green sources of energy like Danfoss’ solar power plants.

    Sites powered by solar panels
    To reduce the use of fossil fuels, Danfoss established a solar power plant next to its headquarters in 2013. 

     

    As one of the largest solar power plants in the Nordic region, it equals the size of more than five soccer fieldspitches, and consists of 9,300 solar panels that are connected to 130 solar inverters. It generates enough power to cover the annual consumption of 400 single-family homes, and has a total capacity of 2.1 MW.

    Another solar power plant was established in 2014 next to Danfoss’ newly built campus in Chennai, India. The solar power plant has a capacity of 1 MW. This campus also has a broad range of Danfoss’ own products installed to save energy, and has achieved the international LEED platinum rating, which certifies it as a green and sustainable building.

     

     

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